Raisin Almond Bars

Raisin Almond Bars
  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

This recipe requires a food processor to effectively grind the ingredients.

Put the almonds and raisins in a colander and rinse well, giving them a good toss while the water runs. Put the cutting blade in the processor bowl, add in the rinsed almonds/raisins and the cinnamon. Process till well mixed and the nuts are the constituency you prefer (I took mine to a fine chunk).

Line a bread pan or similar small pan with plastic wrap, allowing extra for “hang-over”. Scrape out the nut mixture with a spatula into the pan. Take a small sheet of plastic wrap and press down, flattening it into the pan evenly. Using the excess plastic wrap hanging out of the pan, lay it over to cover the mixture. Chill in the refrigerator for a couple hours, take out and cut into strips. For ease in cutting use a flat edged cutting tool (pizza cutters, pastry scrapers, etc) rather than a knife.

Store tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or wax paper.

Buying in bulk can be an affordable way to make frugal energy bars. We buy our nuts and dried fruits/berries at Costco often. This allows one to use items that are normally expensive (nuts) in a big way. Store the nuts in your refrigerator or freeze after buying for optimum freshness.